Sinema Bill Provides National Strategy To Keep Arizona Communities Safe

Jan 31, 2019

Senator’s bipartisan legislation ensures law enforcement officials have tools to prevent senseless acts of violence

WASHINGTON- Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Senator Marco Rubio (Fla.) today introduced the Threat Assessment, Prevention, & Safety Act, which ensures law enforcement at all levels of government in Arizona and across the country have the proper training and resources to mitigate violence and save lives.

“We must provide law enforcement with the tools they need to keep Arizona families safe and secure. I will work every day to protect Arizonans from senseless, tragic acts of violence,” said Sinema.

The Threat Assessment, Prevention, & Safety Act creates a Joint Threat Assessment & Management Task Force to develop a national strategy for preventing future indiscriminate, predatory violence. The bill will help ensure that state and local law enforcement have the same resources for identifying and preventing violence commonly used by federal law enforcement agencies like the FBI and Secret Service. The national strategy will include recommendations on how to implement formal protocols for addressing violence for state and local law enforcement agencies and for schools and educational organizations. The bill also allows the Department of Homeland Security to award grants in support of the recommendations made by the task force. Sinema supported the Threat Assessment, Prevention & Safety Act in the House.